6 Major Characteristics of Animals

By: Breanna Chadwick & Olivia Henning


Animals are multicellular (they have more than one cell)


Animals are heterotrophic, they get their energy by consuming energy-releasing food substances.
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Animals typically reproduce sexually.


Animals are made up of cells that do not have cell walls.
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Animals are capable of motion in some stage of their lives.
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Animals are able to respond quickly to external stimuli as a result of nerve cells, muscle or contractile tissue, or both.
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